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    Headsets???????

    Cane Creek 110, Cane Creek Solos or Hope - (for a long travel single crown fork)?

    I have a Solos and like it but fancy something a little blingier. Don't want a Chris King - creakier than an old wooden door....thanks

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    I would give the 110 a try. For what it's worth I have a King my Spot and have had one on my old Stinky. My brother currently has Kings on his 575, 303 and Peeler. Mid and Long travel bikes and not one has ever made a noise. Rock solid in my books. But the 110 looks sweet

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    I am interested in trying a CC 110 on the top and King on the bottom. Mainly because I like having the 4mm riser, but hate the o-ring s/u on the King. Never had issues with creaky HS's, probably because I grease them up good and proper, but have had issues with loose assemblies.

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    Stick with the SOLOS and put the bling somewhere else. That headset just plain works - go for something gucci like Straitline brake levers, a blingy bottle cage or some nifty vented rotors. My 2cents anyway.....

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    Chris King components belong ONLY on retro builds, when you're going for that "remember how lame things were?" theme.
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    Ive run the Hope after a creaking King and its been bullet proof understated, I'd get another, I like that it gives me a slighly slacker HA as well [its got quite deep cups] its lightish but beefy compared to a King, the CC110 looks sweet, but I like something beefy and tough for the RFX up esspecially for a LTSC fork
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    Chris King or Hope

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    I spoke with Malcolm just last week about the 110 or Solos for my RFX that's coming, and he told me the Solos was discontinued (or was going to be.)

    But FYI, he said the 110 was loads better than the Solos.
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    I had a king on my 06 RFX - creaked like crazy and so I put a solos on it....which never creaked....although I traded the bike 9 months later...110 and hope are within a few bucks of each other. I may toss a coin!

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    FSA Pig Pro DH for an RFX.
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    "Don't want a Chris King - creakier than an old wooden door"

    I do not post here much but you just might be nuts! I don't think I'm alone on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyside
    "Don't want a Chris King - creakier than an old wooden door"

    I do not post here much but you just might be nuts! I don't think I'm alone on this one.
    I may be nuts but not on that point...lots of people experienced creaky king headsets on long travel single crown forks...at least one already posted in this thread.

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    Never had a creaky king, ever. However, for something new, the newest sultan is getting a crankbrothers.

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    I had a creaky Chris King headset on my spot. I know it seems trivial
    but hearing a creak on bigger bumps is a bit disconcerting. I replaced the
    headset with a Cane Creek 110 and no more noise. I will NOT part with
    my King hubs though.

    My girlfriend has a FSA Orbit Extreme Pro on her spot and it is silent.
    Both have Thompson stems.

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    Hey Chris. I'd get the 110 if I were you, though the Hope is very good also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    FSA Pig Pro DH for an RFX.
    They don't call em pigs for nothing
    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    They don't call em pigs for nothing
    I knew there was a reason my steering felt so heavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLL
    . . . .
    Ya I mean we like sheep analogies on our RFXs
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by wilks
    I may be nuts but not on that point
    I think your nuts on all points. Get that dam 5.5 spot on the Trail already.

    BTW my king on the RFX is silky smooth

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    CK Steelset

    Hey,

    For all of you CK bashers, I have been running a CK Steelset for two years now on two different RFX's and no creaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rscecil007
    I spoke with Malcolm just last week about the 110 or Solos for my RFX that's coming, and he told me the Solos was discontinued (or was going to be.)

    But FYI, he said the 110 was loads better than the Solos.
    I see the question being addressed a lot and no one really answers HOW the 110 and the Solos differ from one another in the real world. Why is the 110 better?

    As far as the King goes, I have not had the creaking issue thus far, but that is no endorsement. I would get a Hope or a CC myself. I have noted that the top bearing cap on the King wears out, as noted in a previous thread I started on this subject. While I'm on all original parts for my 04 King, I am weary of the top cap since only an Oring holds it in place and that place eventually allows the rim that interfaces in the bearing race to wear, potentially creaking and needing adjustment.

    I have planned on it, but didn't do it yet, to install a CC compression ring and top cap. I know for a fact that someone else has successfully done this.

    Tscheezy will of course post in this one how he has 100 Kings in use now and they all work. Pretty soon there will be Barney colon-cam pictures being posted.

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    A bit off topic, but are the Gravity Dropper Turbos THAT much better than the older remote models that putting up with that hideous, dangling cable is worth it? I have the older model, though only put it on for Super D races, or maybe for some rides, & it works great, plus the cable is nicely out of the way & doesn't look like a coat hanger for a car antenna.

    Just wondering

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    Yes they are.

    But I also added an old V-Brake cable guide to to keep it out of the way.
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    No good Whoa, Hoss!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    I see the question being addressed a lot and no one really answers HOW the 110 and the Solos differ from one another in the real world. Why is the 110 better?

    As far as the King goes, I have not had the creaking issue thus far, but that is no endorsement. I would get a Hope or a CC myself. I have noted that the top bearing cap on the King wears out, as noted in a previous thread I started on this subject. While I'm on all original parts for my 04 King, I am weary of the top cap since only an Oring holds it in place and that place eventually allows the rim that interfaces in the bearing race to wear, potentially creaking and needing adjustment.

    I have planned on it, but didn't do it yet, to install a CC compression ring and top cap. I know for a fact that someone else has successfully done this.

    Tscheezy will of course post in this one how he has 100 Kings in use now and they all work. Pretty soon there will be Barney colon-cam pictures being posted.
    Barney colon-cam pics???? If I was Phil and Barney was going to be my wife, those would be fightin' words, hoss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    I see the question being addressed a lot and no one really answers HOW the 110 and the Solos differ from one another in the real world. Why is the 110 better?
    The one thing Malcolm told me was the compression ring setup, and how it's much better suited for long travel forks.
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